1984 - Volume #8, Issue #3, Page #15[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
New Service Helps Locate Scarce PartsYour local salvage yard can now tie into a new nationwide computerized locater service for hard-to-find tractor and combine parts.
The service, called E-NET, lets any yard list needed parts on the network which is scanned daily by 120 salvage yards throughout the U.S. and is still growing.
Joe Goodman Tractor Parts Co., in Lincoln, Neb., was one of the first salvage yards to sign up with E-NET. "It's a tremendous service. We can search the whole country just by making one listing with E-NET. So far, we've been about 80% successful in filling requests for parts we don't have in stock," says Andrew Goodman, president. His company doesn't, charge its farmer-customer for the service.
Brian Hirscher, a representative of E-NET, headquartered in Kelseyville, Calif., says the new computerized service for locating hard-to-find used parts has been operating for 8 months. "We list used parts for tractors, combines, skid steer loaders, crawler tractors and other agricultural equipment. The 120 salvage yards subscribing to our service call us when they need a part and we list it. The request goes out the next day to computer terminals that we provide to each salvage yard. Any yard that has the needed part in stock immediately calls the "searching" salvage yard to let them know "we've got it". Hirscher says the company doesn't take listings from individual farmers.
Your nearest used parts salvage yard can contact E-NET for more information. Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, E-NET, 6890 Live Oak Dr., Kelseyville, Calif. 95451 (ph toll-free 800 828-5035; in California, call 800 828-8248).
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